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Run & Grow

How My Parents Groomed Me to Be a Successful Entrepreneur

This Entrepreneur contributor didn't always enjoy the hands-on way his parents raised him. But, "Looking back, it was the best thing that ever happened to me!"

I was a lucky kid. I had loving parents, a stable home and a middle-class upbringing. That doesn’t mean that things were easy. My parents, Kiran and Pratima Patel, were loving, but they were also demanding, in a good way.As a kid, I didn’t always ...

by Neil Patel  | December 24, 2016 12:00:00
News and Events

Robot nanny functions as stand-in parent

Service robots maker Avatarmind develops iPal to sing, dance and play games with your kids

Robots can do many things humans can do, often better (though that’s a debatable point). They mix cocktails, stand in for security guards and dispose of bombs. One thing we're sure they can never do better: care for our kids.They can’t snuggle, kiss boo-boos or exhibit ...

by Kim Lachance Shandrow  | October 04, 2016 02:00:00
Startup Tips

An entrepreneur's guide to explaining your job to your kids

Some jobs will be easier to describe than others, but it is important to start the conversation.

How many times do we parents sit around the dinner table and feel frustrated that our children aren’t telling us anything about their day? In reality, they’re probably just following the example we’ve set. As an entrepreneur and mother of two young boys, ...

by Zeynep Ilgaz  | February 24, 2016 03:00:00
Startup Tips

4 lies your parents told you about money and life

Because all parents make permanent impressions on their kids, but not all of those will be good.

Warp: |wôrp| [ verb ] to cause to become abnormal or strange; have a distorting effect onI love my parents. I really do. But when it comes to their thoughts on money and my life trajectory…... They warped me. Badly.Sorry for being blunt, but they ...

by Daniel Dipiazza  | January 28, 2016 09:00:00